March 28th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #68

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1,191 Responses to March 28th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #68

  1. Bob Thoms says:

    Dave Bratt on FBN Lou Dobbs; this guy is an unapologetic Trump supporter…..he convinced me that Healthcare will get done this year.

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    • deborah foster says:

      I agree, it is all going to be okay!

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Dave Bratt is my oldest child’s Congressman. He originally was not a Trump supporter. He came on board for Trump late in the game, and he was semi-supportive. From what I heard him say yesterday in an interview to Cavuto, he has heard from his constituents and they aren’t liking his “no” stance on the Healthcare bill. Bratt is feeling the heat.

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      • KitKat says:

        Donald Trump was one of the few people who financially supported David Brat’s campaign against Cantor. The only things I’ve heard Brat say about Donald Trump have been positive.

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      • outerlimitsfan says:

        Yep. I live in his district and voted for him. Don’t get me wrong, I think overall he is a decent guy and certainly better than Cantor was by a mile.

        However, he was certainly not a Trump supporter for much of the election cycle, and like you said his support was rather weak even when he came on board. At least he didn’t remain completely Never Trump the whole cycle.

        I can imagine he is getting some criticism from constituents. Many of them want Brat working with Trump and not part of the Never Trump contingent. I liked that Brat was fighting for a better bill, but my opinion changed once I heard the,Caucus kept coming back for more and basically had no desire to ever vote Yes no matter how many concessions they got. I think that is what is upsetting people.

        Most want Brat helping to get the Trump agenda in place. If the Caucus fights Trump on many future issues and Brat joins them, he will likely be in trouble come 2018. The district had no problem getting rid of Cantor who had a much more powerful position in Congress. The same could happen again.

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        • WSB says:

          Great post Outerlimitsfan, and I am in a stupid blue state but thought I may be hearing from others who were giving their R reps a piece of their mind.

          My parents are in your area, and I thought Bratt was originally a decent rep but then he veered of the map. Almost seemed like a GOPe replacement for Cantor.

          I suppose after getting a lot of heat, Bratt does not want to be primaried like he did against Cantor?

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        • thetrain2016 says:

          Trolling? Trolling? Not nice. Tell us some examples that support your libel…

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        • Yippeekiyay says:

          Great post outerlimitsfan. I don’t think any of our senators or congressmen should be part of a Caucus or any form or special committee which encourage a “think tank” mentality. We want our “representatives” to be thinking for themselves and holding true to the platform they ran on, and were elected from. I think the outcome of the Obamacare vote would have been much different without these groups. “Group Think” is a liberal thing.

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      • jakegr says:

        Brat would have run for Senate in VA if Trump had lost. Tim Kaine’s seat would have a special election.

        Brat would have a somewhat decent shot at getting the Senate. Non-presidential year, not running against an incumbent, plus opposing what by then would be an unpopular Hillary Clinton. Plus zero risk at losing his seat in Congress due to timing of the Special Election.

        So IMO Brat was somewhat divided. Trump’s win was probably bad for him personally.

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    • fedback says:

      If he pulls it off, it will be a bigger win than had it passed at first attempt

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I’ve already seen the phrase “healthcare legislation” popping up on agenda items. Dave Bratt is a good man, a very good man.

      He is in VA-07, next door to my district. This is the man who unseated Eric Cantor, the GOP ESTABLISHMENT (and I deliberately capitalized establishment) guy who thought he was next in line to Boehner. So did the rest of the GOP-E and Virginia’s heavy GOP-E controlled party.

      Dave Bratt knocked out Cantor with only $115,000 dollars and shoe leather. He is a man of the people, a smart professor of economics, and I do trust him. BTW, Cantor spent $5 million dollars in his loss to Bratt. I trust Dave Bratt.

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        I have been a huge Bratt fan and I even donated to his campaign. I could not stand Cantor and Bratt did an amazing job. I stand by that Bratt was not a strong supporter of Trump until recently. I have talked him up many times to my oldest child saying I wish I had a Congressman like him in my District. However, I am disappointed in that he got wrapped up in the HFC. The article I posted above is very comprehensive and points out where Bratt is getting it wrong on Healthcare. Maybe he thinks the HFC is going to do something this time and get to “yes,” but I also hope that he is not be led astray by Jordan and Meadows.

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    • cozette says:

      He’s also a liar or very misinformed. He and the HFC keep saying that Trump ran on Repeal of Obamacare. Nope. Trump said it might make some Republicans mad but he favored repeal and replace. He added that it would have to be simultaneous. He would NOT sign a repeal only bill. He also said mandates for pre existing conditions and coverage for adult children would have to remain. So the HFC may represent districts who want repeal only but the American people, including life long Democrats, liberals, progressives, Independents and people who’ve never voted DO NOT support the FC repeal only. The fact that all FC spokes people continually lie about this is eye opening.

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Perhaps Mr. Brat would like to read the article in http://www.thehill.com/ running now with the statements from Mitch McConnell saying that the ObamaCare “status quo” will REMAIN IN PLACE MOVING FORWARD even if the House of Representatives keeps trying to repeal it. McConnell says this, “regretfully”.
      SO, Mr. Brat—nice try. If McConnell has his way, ObamaCare will continue INDEFINITELY.

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        Then Mitch will have to step into President’s Trump’s office, and I can bet it will be brutal.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          I don’t think it will be so brutal. President Trump gave congress a chance to do the right thing. They mucked it up…as always…and President Trump is ready to move on. McConnell is just letting congress know there is not going to be a repeal and no replace. Congress was a change early in the game to get that done…and failed. The drum is now set for budget and Taxes cuts. Congress would piss around with this health care bill for the 2 years and nothing would get done. Time to move on…Trump walked away from the negotiating table so you are talking to yourselves. The People’s business…yeah.

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        • cozette says:

          Mitch is being pragmatic. Even if they can fudge Senate rules so repeal only requires 51 votes, 5 GOP Senators have ALREADY said they would vote no on a repeal only bill. Plus President Trump said he would NOT sign a repeal only bill. So Mitch was being honest. Even if you think President Trump would betray his base in that way do you honestly think their are 5 Democrat Senators who would vote to repeal so Trump could do that? Again, why blame Mitch for being honest? It’s the FC that’s being duplicitous and I resent it.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        The Hill? Are you trying to smear a reputable congressman based on a The Hill article?

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    • Kaco says:

      My representative had a “Town Hall” phone meeting this evening. I know he was going to vote for Ryan’s bill, (he also explained the three step process to a caller that he said many people didn’t understand) but he said that they will work on health care and was for more true market solutions. He rejected any work toward a single payer, as one caller who said she worked in health care wanted to work toward. He said that people overwhelmingly reject single payer. So I feel a little better tonight after hearing my congressman’s views and goals.

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    • cozette says:

      Brat is NOT being honest. He did NOT support Trump in the primaries and only trouble supported him in the general. He is a Cruz. The FC is globalist, free trade rather than fair trade and open borders. They are are snakes.

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    • cozette says:

      Brat was anti Trump in the primaries and tepid in the general. He belongs to the FC that is the epicenter for anti Trumpers in the GOP. Their agenda is anti Trump. They are globalists, anti fair trade pro free trade, pro open borders. Brat chose to belong to this group. Not buying his I love Trump talk until he leaves the FC like Poe did.

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  2. cheekymeeky says:

    Wut?

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  3. Willy says:

    Told Ja….
    RINO mfing (&^(% POS puglick cans are saying….
    NO WALL!
    Round these bass tards up and hang them from the tallest part of the wall…
    if it gets built.

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  4. Lion Wood says:

    Its time Trump calls the spineless GOP leaders by name.

    GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2017/03/28/gop-leaders-may-drop-wall-funding-to-win-democratic-approval-for-other-priorities/

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      It is time for President Trump to hit the campaign trail and speak to the American people about what the spineless GOP are up to with the Wall.

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      • progpoker says:

        First, can he kill this…

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        • jakegr says:

          All that bill does is revert internet privacy to what it was on October 2016.

          Really, that was a last minute Obama admin action that Republicans are seeking to change.

          Democrats are terrible on internet privacy. Republicans are bad, but I don’t give any 50/50 partisan issue any Democrat benefit of the doubt. Somewhere in there might be a progressive agenda.. to be honest I don’t feel like researching it to find out what. But I certainly am not going to get in lock step with Democrat talking points or be outraged by something that gives us 2016 internet regulations.. which were just fine.

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  5. StateSovereigntyNationalUnion says:

    Its liberal corruption day at the Treehouse:
    https://energyindepth.org/ohio/ohio-anti-fracking-group-organizer-pleads-guilty-13-felony-counts-voter-fraud/

    Of course every day is GOPe corruption day

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  7. NHVoter says:

    Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted no FYI.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. StateSovereigntyNationalUnion says:

    Leading demo candidate for Price’s 6th Congressional GA seat special election:
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/ossoff-admits-he-misrepresented-national-security-credentials/

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Whew…this D should not be anywhere near Congress… not only did he lie about security clearance, he went on to work for a contractor who does investigative work for Al Jazeera… On the hill, he worked for Hank ‘Guam might tip over’ Johnson. IOW, he was conveniently parked there to gain some cred. And he still had to lie about it!

      Here’s to Trump-backer Gray winning!

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  9. David says:

    QUESTION OF BLOCKING THE NSA
    DNI is trying to block the NSA from providing information to Nunes and the investigation. How can that be…does President Trump have the power to walked into the NSA and demand the information…I believe he can also walk into the CIA/FBI and take what-ever he wants?

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  10. Martin says:

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  11. rsanchez1990 says:

    Stefan Molyneux interviewed James O’Keefe, and I highly recommend watching it. James shares a few fun Andrew Breitbart stories and talks about the media, the truth, and why he does what he does.

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  12. Peter G. says:

    Tucker needs to stop torturing the mentally ill for ratings.

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  13. MfM says:

    Melania was at the White House tonight. As much as she is living in N.Y. she gets to D.C. for what is important politically.

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    • muffyroberts says:

      She is hosting a dinner for all Congress people and their spouses.

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      • MfM says:

        Exactly, I couldn’t find info earlier today if she would be there. When she wasn’t at the White House for some event early in the Presidency there was a lot of negative crap.

        She’s been there for a number of things mid week and is showing her being in N.Y. isn’t cramping her style as a First Lady. The comments that she isn’t going to move to the White House have also died down. They said she would, so I trust they will. The big thing is finding a school for Barron.

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        • Serena says:

          I have read a couple of reports that they have found a school for Barron in DC. Don’t know if they are fake though. I hope Barron will like living in the White House and make lots of great friends in his new school. I always include him and Melania in my prayers along with the President.Love this beautiful family.

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  14. Finalage says:

    For the Pence haters. The President without fail always praises Mike Pence. Enough about his loyalty. Take it from Trump himself, Pence is doing a great job as VP!

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    • jakegr says:

      When Pence was chosen, Trump mentioned the fact that his background check came back clean was “a big deal”.

      I think he was telling the truth.

      Pence can’t be blackmailed. And despite being a politician for a long time, he still had modest means… he can’t be bribed either.

      Pence is an ideologue and has tended to align with neoconservatives, that is what makes us suspicious. But if Trump says he’s doing a good job, then that’s good enough for me.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Considering how thoroughly Trump has been investigated by legions of press employees, the Dems and the CIA/FBI/NSA and nothing of legal concern has been found, President Trump has high standards for himself as well as others.

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      • cozette says:

        I’m suspicious because the most important thing that needs to happen is eliminating cheating in time for the 2018 elections. Trump gave Pence that job in a very public statement. So far nothing from Pence. Plus Pence was picked for his legislative experience. He started working with the House and Senate right after the election to ensure passage of Trumps legislative agenda. He’s certainly done a super job there too.

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        • jakegr says:

          but eliminating cheating isn’t the type of thing you’ll get frequent updates on. A lot of that has to be done behind the scenes.

          Its early still. We’ve no real reason to dislike Pence yet.

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  15. sunnydaze says:

    More brilliant ideas from Europe on how to deal with their “immigrant” crisis.

    Several countries have been paying them to leave for months now, but now a new twist (who could have seen *this* coming? /sarc). They’re heading to countries with the highest payments. Wouldn’t you? LOL.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/785130/European-Union-migrants-return-to-country-payments-should-be-the-same

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  16. NHVoter says:

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  17. paulraven1 says:

    Harsh title but good piece by Pamela Geller at Breitbart. Geller is a warrior, and has a warrior’s impatience and combativeness. But she makes key point — this is not the business world. As such it is animated by ambitions, pathologies and ideologies that often defy rationality and mutual interest. Trump is surrounded by people who want him to fail REGARDLESS of what it costs them.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/28/geller-trump-failing/

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      I was wondering too why they’re posting a Politico article? The only reason, I guess, Delingpole wrote a stupid article based on pure speculation and anonymous sources, now they use Politico as a backup.

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  18. patrickhenrycensored says:

    The sky is falling,…..again
    Michael Moore Claims Trump Will Be Responsible For Human Extinction
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/28/michael-moore-claims-trump-will-be-responsible-for-human-extinction/

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  19. Martin says:

    But according to some of the “conservative” ideologues in the press, you’re failing. *rolls eyes*

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  20. SomebodyNobody says:

    How does it make you feel to know that the Elite of this country will subject the rest of us to what they did to the middle east to protect their status and wealth? They are willing to let the “leftists” and “BLM movement” in this country to go up against a heavily armed population who will most likely have the backing of the military. These people are disgusting and a threat to all of humanity.

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